This Just In: An Expert Update on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws and Internet Issues

October 26, 2011
Online Webinar
2-3 p.m. (EDT)

Who Should Attend

  • Publishers
  • General Managers
  • Editors
  • Reporters

The Program

Issues with open records, open meetings and access to public information in general never seem to go away. Complexities added by the Internet and social media create new challenges.

Our instructor, prominent First Amendment attorney John C. Greiner, has fought numerous access battles on behalf of Ohio media outlets and has deep experience in both Ohio and federal laws. He will bring participants up to speed on the latest developments at the state and federal levels, offer strategies for dealing with access issues and take your questions during a fastpaced hour. Planned topics include these:

  • What are the latest developments in the world of public records and open meetings?
  • Does the new administration mean more or less access?
  • Are court records public?
  • What rules govern access to court records and proceedings?
  • Have these rules changed to accommodate the emerging universe of social networks? Should

To get a flavor for Jack’s knowledge and style, check out his blog on First Amendment and related issues, Jack “Out of The Box,” at

The Instructor

John C. GreinerJohn C. Greiner, an attorney at Graydon Head in Cincinnati, practices in the areas of commercial litigation and First Amendment law. He has considerable practice experience in courts throughout the state, as well as federal courts. His work has included litigation of disputes over a variety of contracts, First Amendment issues, non-competition covenants and intellectual property disputes.

He is especially proud of his work on public records cases. He has handled dozens of cases and helped establish a very favorable body of law requiring that records be available to the public. Jack’s practice has also included libel and insurance defense litigation, as well as pre-broadcast and pre-publication review. More recently, Jack has written and spoken extensively on emerging legal issues in social media.

New this year: Discounted registration rate for students

  • Member Registration: $50
  • Non-Member Registration: $75
  • Student Registration: $25

Each registration includes a log-in for one computer.


“This Just In: An Expert Update on Ohio’s Sunshine Laws and Internet Issues” will be hosted through GoToWebinar.

Registration Process
Registration is a three step process

  1. Submit your contact information with ONA
  2. Pay your registration fee via PayPal and wait for your redirection to GoToWebinar
  3. Submit your name and e-mail to GoToWebinar and receive your log-in details. Your registration is not complete until you receive your confirmation from GoToWebinar.

If you experience any problems with registration, contact Rick Markus at